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Political and Economic Reports 1842–1943
18 Hardback Book Set


  • Date Published: July 2019
  • availability: Not yet published - available from September 2019
  • format: Multiple copy pack
  • isbn: 9781788065030

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  • This collection of primary documents establishes a comprehensive series of despatches, in the main from the British Consul in Shanghai to the British Ambassador to China, based usually in Peking, but in the 1930s based in Shanghai itself. There is regular information on the government of the Settlement, and reports on the opium trade; there are extended reports, in 1856, on the continuing Taiping Rebellion, and later, reports on the Sino-Japanese War over the control of Korea. From 1901–11 reports include: the Boxer Rebellion; commentary on the French Settlement; anti-government conspirators in Shanghai; the Russo-Japanese War; the Shanghai tramway system; the bubonic plague in Shanghai; the Chinese Revolution of 1911–12; British intelligence reports on German activities, 1914–18; and in the mid-1920s, telegrams reflect the impact of the Civil War in China, and report 'the Shanghai incident'. The collection ends with the winding up of the Settlement under wartime Japanese occupation.

    • Provides a unique collection of historical primary source documents from British archive sources
    • Previously unknown or fragmented material is now available here in a coherent collection
    • The British Government had unique access to the remarkable institution of the International Settlement which allowed them to report in detail on contemporary political and economic matters in Shanghai and China, so these English-language records are uniquely important
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    Product details

    • Date Published: July 2019
    • format: Multiple copy pack
    • isbn: 9781788065030
    • dimensions: 246 x 160 mm
    • availability: Not yet published - available from September 2019
  • Table of Contents

    Volume 1. 1842–1846
    Volume 2. 1847–1852
    Volume 3. 1853–1856
    Volume 4. 1857-1862
    Volume 5. 1863–1866
    Volume 6. 1867–1873
    Volume 7. 1874–1878
    Volume 8. 1879–1883
    Volume 9. 1884–1893
    Volume 10. 1894–1899
    Volume 11. 1900–1913
    Volume 12. 1914–1920
    Volume 13. 1921–1924
    Volume 14. 1925–1926
    Volume 15. 1927
    Volume 16. 1928–1930
    Volume 17. 1931–1935
    Volume 18. 1936–1943.

  • Editor

    R. Jarman

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